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Jan 06, 2020

New FOSS cli tools and services discovered in 2019

There are many essential cli tools for the everyday use. And from time to time even better, newer tools arrive :) Reasons may be a nicer …

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Dec 16, 2019

Extract and recover inaccessible application files from iOS devices

By default iOS applications store their files sandboxed to maximize security. But sometimes you need to backup application files directly. …

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May 17, 2018

Debugging i18n translation in SilverStripe

The scaffold form generator does a very good job bringing you the models to forms for editing. When using translations, sometimes debugging …

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Sep 08, 2017

Sending SMTP Mails with SilverStripe 4

Since SilverStripe 4 uses Swift Mailer for sending emails, you can easily activate SMTP support for it. You just need to setup a project's …

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Apr 17, 2017

Two Piano improvisations

Recorded on December 21st in 2016 a-minor c-minor

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Mar 05, 2016

Minimal Cookie disclosure implementation in SilverStripe

We implement two Controller methods in Page_Controller and explicitly allow the action confirmCookieUsage : <?php // Page Controller …

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Feb 01, 2016

Using CoffeeScript to build small UNIX-friendly tools

During the last weeks I've started intensively working with NodeJS on collecting and processing api data. In most cases api data is …

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Dec 24, 2015

Piano song: Bei Gezeiten

This time recorded on a real piano - so there will be some extra noise.

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Dec 06, 2015

Piano Song: Past Places

Currently I've started working on some new age piano inspired songs. First one is called Past Places , which are actually two pieces in …

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Aug 26, 2014

Report about migration of SilverStripe from 2.4 to 3.1

These days I've been working on a migration of a project from SilverStripe 2.4.x to a 3.1.x version. There are already some decent reports …

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Jun 10, 2014

Marathon Dash (Boulder Dash clone on C64)

While recovering some old C64 floppy discs (most of them are still working after 15 years!) I found "Marathon Dash", a Boulder Dash clone …

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Jun 06, 2014

Giana Sisters "The lost Levels"

In 1989 the two german programmers Sandy and Prof. Knibble hacked the C64 game "The Great Giana Sisters". They programmed a Giana Sisters …

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Apr 30, 2014

Using git versioning to keep track of your UNIX settings in `/etc/`

Simple idea: Using git's versioning and remote capabilities to keep track of your settings in /etc/ . Why? you can view diffs on settings …

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Apr 28, 2014

Wrong Rabbit (a small groovy piano piece)

A small piano piece wich I wrote in 2000. At this time I played bass guitar in a big band and was inspired by that kind of swingish music …

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Apr 27, 2014

Game of Thrones theme for piano

Today I recorded a version of the "Game of Thrones" theme for piano. Accidently there are two "wrong" chords (1st verse, there should be a …

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